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Simple Pillowcase Dress - Sizes 6mths-6yrs

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Precious Patterns
Price $3.99
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This simple pillowcase dress is so sweet and easy to make! It comes in seven sizes – 6 months, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. A ribbon or fabric tie is inserted through the casing at the top of the dress and tied on one or both sides. Detailed instructions are included for making the fabric ties and finishing the seams. Dress can be made from two fabric rectangles (photographed on last page of the instructions) or dress can be made with or without the apron, from four fabric rectangles (plus a rectangle for the apron). A vintage doily, hand towel or handkerchief will look beautiful on the front of the dress in place of the apron.

The dress can be worn alone or it will look adorable with a coordinating t-shirt (long or short sleeves), turtleneck or onesie, along with tights or pants underneath the dress. You can also make a shorter version of the dress for a cute shirt! Medium weight cotton fabrics were used for sample dresses.

This PDF e-pattern includes measurements for dress, a detailed materials list, clear instructions written in English and step-by-step photographs.

44/45” Fabric – 3/8 yard for top of dress, 1/2 yard for bottom of dress, 3/8 yard for apron (optional), 1/4 yard for fabric tie (optional)
7/8” or 1” Ribbon for tie at top of dress – one 60” piece (not needed if you are making fabric tie)
Sewing thread

44/45” Fabric – 3/4 yard for dress, 1/4 yard for fabric ties (optional)
7/8” or 1” Ribbon for ties at top of dress – two 42” pieces (not needed if you are making fabric ties)
Sewing thread

There are seven pages of instructions and twenty-five photographs.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions and patterns for making a dress. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Brott, Shannon Margaret
on August 1st, 2014

This was the easiest dress I have ever made. You will love it!

by K. Simmons
on June 6th, 2014

Great pattern. Easy to follow directions. Arm wholes slightly large in the 3T size. Length was great, but my little girl is tall. All-in-all she loves it, so it's a WIN!

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

Can not beat a pillow case dress for cuteness!

by shabty, kimberley
on July 16th, 2013

I love this pattern and use it all the time. I have made my twin girls outfits for their birthday. I just love the way it looks on them.

by Yesenia Rivera
on July 13th, 2013

Very Easy and the dress is really cute.

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012


by Dressler, Debbie
on August 3rd, 2012

Very nice andeasy pattern. Enjoyed making it

by Willett, Linda
on May 16th, 2012

Super easy and very cute!

by Clark, Jenny
on April 19th, 2012

I can't believe how quick and easy these dresses are to sew up. The pattern was easy to follow and fit my daughter perfectly.

by Little Owls House
on February 24th, 2012

Easy & Adorable!

by Normandin, Melissa
on February 5th, 2012

Simple, easy and fun!

by green, nadine
on February 4th, 2012

only make the1 time so far and they love it going to make more this summer

by cromley, devon
on January 28th, 2012

Easy to follow!

by sewmanycrafts
on January 12th, 2012

I've made two of these so far (size 2T). Very quick and easy - no defined armholes so no seam binding to pin and sew; very cute when finished. Love the many different sizes and numerous options to obtain different looks. The 2T seems to be true to size. Will be using this pattern again.

by Corneille, Allison
on January 10th, 2012

easy to follow pattern! sweet & simple :)

by MellyG
on January 4th, 2012

Easy to make pattern. I found it to run a little short, so I had to add some length, but otherwise a great pattern.

by bubbilicious*boutique
on January 4th, 2012

Cute and easy but sizing seemed a little big in the bust area. Made it kind of bulky up there. I had to adjust the length also because my kids are short.

by N. Rathmann
on January 4th, 2012

This was very easy to make and an adorable pattern.

by Stacie Hart
on August 1st, 2001

I found that the size chart made it a little too big. It was cute though just the Bust area in the 4 T was big. The length was great.


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